With just one letter removed, “hate” becomes “hat,” which is the foundation of Lion Brand’s Hats Not Hate initiative. Back for its second year, this initiative calls for knitters to knit blue hats to fit heads age 5-18 that will be distributed to participating school across the country. These blue hats, which represent awareness, peace, and solidarity, will help spread the anti-bullying message so important to youth. The deadline to donate finished hats is August 1, 2019 and all hats can be sent to: Hats Not Hate, Lion Brand Yarn Co. 140 Kero Rd. Carlstadt, NJ, 07072. Kids will then sport these hats during National Bullying Prevention Month in October.